|ESAFs and BioCAT|
As a PI/ experimenter who has been awarded time to conduct an experiment at BioCAT, you are responsible for filling out and submitting all of the Safety Paperwork for your experiment at least 2-full weeks before your experiment is set to begin.
The ESAF (Experiment Safety Assessment Form) is the primary piece of paperwork that the APS uses to verify the safety envelope of your experiment, and so it needs to be completed and submitted well ahead of your experimental start date. ESAF Start Page
The PI is also responsible for notifying their staff who will be visiting BioCAT to take all of the core Safety Courses required by the Argonne/ APS Safety Oversight Committee. There are times when the Users have difficulty, for one reason or another, accessing the APS Safety Courses Web Portal. In cases like this, you may take them when you arrive at the APS/ BioCAT, but do understand that this will delay the participation of those people not fully trained and could delay the start of your experiment.
It is the responsibility of the PI/Spokesperson to see that these items are done. Although, they may delegate the responsibility to a member of their staff.
Please email the BioCAT Safety Officer if you have any questions regarding the ESAF or APS Safety Training.